The prospect of an early end to the war were ever slimmer and the president of one Liberal
Association called for peace talks to try to bring the conflict to an end 'before our children are old people.'
The hardships suffered as a result of the war were many, not least because wages were rising more slowly than costs and whereas Belgian refugees had once been universally welcomed, unions were now concerned that some of them were taking jobs in mills that should have gone to local workers.
And there were signs that the little things of life were starting to irritate again, like tram fares and the mess created by a growing number of motor cars.
The links below will take you week-by-week through some of the stories that appeared in the Shipley Times & Express exactly 100 years before. The headlines given only contain a few of the leading stories.
There are usually three pages, two of which will generally cover events and life in the Shipley district with the other one telling some of the stories of the men at the front.